Book Summary from Amazon
From the acclaimed author of the Morgan Kingsley, Exorcist books comes the gripping first novel in a new series about a private eye who discovers, to her surprise, that she’s an immortal huntress.
Nikki Glass can track down any man. But when her latest client turns out to be a true descendant of Hades, Nikki now discovers she can’t die. . . . Crazy as it sounds, Nikki’s manhunting skills are literally god-given. She’s a living, breathing descendant of Artemis who has stepped right into a trap set by the children of the gods. Nikki’s new “friends” include a descendant of Eros, who uses sex as a weapon; a descendant of Loki, whose tricks are no laughing matter; and a half-mad descendant of Kali who thinks she’s a spy. But most powerful of all are the Olympians, a rival clan of immortals seeking to destroy all Descendants who refuse to bow down to them. In the eternal battle of good god/bad god, Nikki would make a divine weapon. But if they think she’ll surrender without a fight, the gods must be crazy. . . .
My Review - 2 1/2 Not My Cup of Tea
My first taste of Urban Fantasy, it was an ok read, but not my cup of tea. Not sure if I will try more or continue the series, I doubt it.
I love kick ass females and mythology so I thought I will give this one a try. I keep trying YA, why I don't know, I always want more.
This was a story of the Gods, the Descendants, children of the gods and the Olympians. A battle of entitlement and power. I felt the whole story glossed over, gave a little of everything but not enough to feel fully engaged. The characters were just ok.
My main issue with this YA was that I felt words were immature, geez.., woo-woo..., I rolled my eyes. Also at times I felt like the author was spoon feeding me as if I didn't have a brain. Especially considering that beforehand I'd been seriously injured in a car accident, then been kicked in the face, then nearly perished from exposure. I said to myself, hello, I just read that. So it wasn't repetitive, I can't think of the word but you know when someone is talking down to you as if you won't understand, I got that feeling.
I also didn't enjoy Nikki not understanding or finding out more information about being immortal. This was just never answered to my liking. And I know that is why it is part of a series but still I wished I knew more.
Overall this was an easy read. I didn't struggle or want to give up but did force myself to read faster so I can be done with it faster.
My regular followers, this is not for us. It was not a bad read, executed ok but it really wasn't my cup of tea.
Is all Urban Fantasy YA? Jenna Black is also a favourite in this genre, I definitely didn't get the 'hype'. I wouldn't begin to think who to recommend this to.